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the kids should be charged just being kids. >> playing around a little bit but it did get dangerous. >> continue to let us know what you think on facebook and twitter and we'll monitor them. >> thanks for watching. see you tomorrow. >> i'll be in at 9:00 a.m. "fox & friends" starts now though. bye. good morning. it is monday, december 9. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. icy roads and runways causing delays all across the country. what you need to know before leaving the house. >> remember the president said repeatedly if you like your doctor, you can keep it? there's a catch about your doctor and keeping him. >> didn't he say if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor? >> yes. if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. >> does that sound like a bait and switch to you? we'll talk more about that coming up.
>> the hills are alive with the sounds of haters. ♪ ♪ >> wait until you hear carrie's response to her critics. the haters are out. meanwhile, "fox & friends," as far as we can tell starts right after this animation and music. >> it's "fox & friends" ♪ ♪ >> live from midtown, manhattan, where it's a lousy day outside. >> right, and if elisabeth had her way, we would be doing the show outside. glad, steve, yew used your power. >> you have the most appropriate foot wear, my favorite. >> thank you very much. >> what's going on there, steve? >> i'm wearing my duck
boots. at my house there is about that much ice on everything, so i wore my duck boots. >> that's why i wore sleeveless. >> i remember in school, we would have the same shoes on but we would put rubbers on. remember that. why don't do you that? >> why did people stop wearing rubbers on their shoes? >> i think because it seemed awkward to talk about. >> you can't talk about the protection you're using on your dress shoes. >> it is a duck boot kind of day. >> and it's a good day to say hello to heather nauert. >> hi. what crummy weather today. i remember as a kid putting the bread bags, the plastic bread bags on your feet and then you would slight them into the boot that way. >> but you'd take the bread out. glad you're feeling heather. you look great. >> thank you. we begin this morning with an extreme weather alert. millions of americans are waking up to a really messing morning commute.
a dangerous storm pummeling parts of the northeast. a 50-car pileup on the pennsylvania turnpike leaving one driver dead and dozens stranded for hours and hours. also in philadelphia, check out these whiteout conditions at the lion's eagles game. in the midwest more than two dozen cars colliding outside of milwaukee, wisconsin. in texas, better watch your step here. >> holy moley. >> that happened in plano, texas. get ready for a nightmare if you're traveling today. more than 1,300 flights are now canceled at this hour. be sure to call your carrier if you're headed out to the airport or traveling today. another story to bring you. another disturbing phaurd that is relateed craig's list. police say a 28-year-old
and his bride lured a man to his death with a craig's list ad. according to friend, the newlyweds then returned to the scene of the crime in pennsylvania to watch as cops combed the scene for evidence. authorities say that the couple picked up the victim before killing him and then tossing his body in an alley. an iraq war veteran was brutally gunned down while christmas shopping for his parents. the 32-year-old national guardsman was killed while responding to a craig's list ad for an ipad in indianapolis. police arresting two teenage brothers and charging them with murder for allegedly shooting the 12 year military veteran at an apartment complex. he leaves behind a wife and one-year-old son. hundreds of thousands of protesters pouring into the streets of ukraine's capitol, blocking government buildings and toppling a statue of vladimir lennon.
protesters say they want the president of that country ousted for cutting ties with the european union. an actress and ukrainian fiancee, they were spotted lending their support for the cause. the actress tweeting this photo saying they were on the front lines. those are your headlines at this hour. five minutes after 6:00 a.m. boy it's early. >> not too early to be talking about this is what the obama website looks like today. this is brand-new. see plans before i apply. what's different is -- they were afraid to put this out in the beginning because they thought sticker shock would scare people away but now you can click on that. what's interesting is the sticker shock is going to overwhelm people. i was reading today if you are 35 years old, a couple living in el paso, texas, you get the blue cross-blue shield plan, the premium is less than $300 a month but
the deductible is $12,000 a year. this is not what we were promised. >> not at all. also on the website, i saw was they added a q. and a. area where it says can i keep my own doctor because everyone has been asking. it answers depending on the plan you choose and the marketplace, you may -- not you can -- you may be able to keep your own doctor, certainly raising eyebrows and suspicions when it comes to remembering and recalling the president's promise that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctors. chris wallace, ezekiel emanual behind it all was taken to task. >> the president famously promised if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. doesn't that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading as his promise about if you like your plan, you can keep your plan? the president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor -- >> wait.
he said if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor; did he not say that sir? >> he didn't say -- >> it is a simple yes or no. >> yes. if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. we know in all sorts of places you pay more for a wider range of choices or wider range of benefits. the issue isn't the selective networks. people keep saying the problem is you're going to have -- >> there is a bunch of problems. ezekiel emanuel keeps turning himself out. as smart as he is and as much as he's accomplished he is not a good spokesperson. he looks panicked and conned descending -- condescending and he never answers the question. chris wallace, to his credit, will not let him off the league. he represents these ivy league people who feels as though they know more than everyone else in the world.
we'll skpwhraeupb -- explain it. don't keep asking these follow-up questions. no one is buying it anymore. i'd like to add this to the fray. would you have voted for the plan? would you have voted for the person who put the plan forward if you knew you couldn't keep your doctor and couldn't keep your plan unless you want to pay more? the answer is probably no. that is why it is so unpopular. these leading hospitals like the mayo clinic, they are going to be in a lot of trouble because you cannot put cost controls on innovation. they're trying to keep people alive. and this current calculus does not allow for these elite hospitals to thrive and exist and these new plans aren't going to cover it. these hospitals that have world leaders and other people coming from around the globe to come here are going to start to cop lapse. >> that is what ezekiel said, if you like your doctor, you can keep them if you want to pay more. if you want to go to the
really good hospital, if it is out of your network, you can go there but you have to pay a lot more. they've got a p.r. problem. first of all it was the website, now it ising o going to be the -- now it is going to be the sticker shock now that you can see these plans and these new deductibles. nonetheless a new p.r. plan is in the works. >> no one has watched a p.r. campaign to get these people signed up. we are about to launch a p.r. plan and that is going to persuade people to sign up. >> the problem is why do you need to convince me to get something so bad? why do you need to convince the american people that they need it? maybe this is why. they don't have the young people. watch what's going to be happening. they're throwing twitter, instagram social media party next week, i believe. the white house is inviting young people to join.
why? because they need them to pay for a system. the fact that it is going to cost more money to do this is insane in the minds of many. do you want to spend more money on advertising for a system that you're supposed to want already? >> it should sell itself. >> should sell itself. >> the fact is the p.r. campaign might be the most insulting thing to come out of the news this weekend. they have to sell us on something, they have to twist the truth. there is going to be a 1-800 commercial, you can act now and get a toaster? the more we get exposed to it, the more questions we have and the more outraged people are getting with the questions. here's the one thing. the people should give themselves credit. steve, what you started this segment off with is the outrage the average american showed by being forced to log in and register before being able
to shop, which is everything that we're against, now they are forced to maybe go along with amazon and the other business types in doing this. the reason people are turned offer aside from the price. the other thing is there are a number of people on the left who are suggesting you don't like this for a reason. melissa harris perry, a host at msnbc, listen to this little soliloquy she does where essentially she's saying that obamacare is a racist term. watch. >> i want to talk today about a controversial word. it's a word that has been with us for years. like it or not it's indelibly printed in the pages of american history, a word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame, divide and demean. the world was conceived by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put
themselves above and apart from a black man to render themselves unequal. you all know the word i'm talking about. obamacare. that's right. i said it and i'm not ashamed and neither is president obama. >> president obama who actually uses the term obamacare. there she is painting it to be another word -- it's obamacare. you can't really call it the affordable care act because as we've learned today, it's not affordable. >> remember hillary clinton had a plan. it was called hillary plan. was that antiwomen. remember when reagan's economic plan came forward, including david stockman was upset about it. they called it reagonomics. what about nick -- nixonan. it is reflective of the person who put their plan forward. >> was hillary care sexist?
i think when obamacare was being used and a number supported it the connotation was positive. now that you have an administration with an anemic approval rating, those that are in support of the president and obamacare are sidestepping or back stepping away from the term because the connotation is no longer positive. >> if you use the term obamacare, according to her, it sounds like she's saying you're a racist. >> hop on facebook, i know you probably missed the show, and tell me if you think she's right on the money or not. >> your kids toys could contain toxic chemicals? and it's totally legal. what you need to know. >> senator ron johnson is here today. he says stop calling the president's health care law obamacare. the reason why? it could be different from the one we just heard. ♪ ♪ (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest
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the obamacare law needs younger people enrolled if it's expected to work but recent polls show they have not signed up yet. it is just too expensive. wisconsin senator ron johnson says young people in his state are drowning in the cost. but isn't it called the affordable care act? he joins us right now. senator, you're determined to say the whole name to make that host at msnbc happy. >> patient protection and affordable care. we're seeing patients aren't necessarily protected as ph-lgs -- millions are losing their health care. >> in particular, young people, let's look at this poll right now that harvard put out. i think that's a four-year college. featuring 18 and 29-year olds, the affordable care act, 20% say they will definitely or probably enroll. 47% say they will definitely not enroll. ezekiel emanuel yesterday
said throw out that study, it doesn't work. >> he will coerce young people into paying that penalty. dr. emanuel didn't quite get the memo from the supreme court. it is not a penalty. it's a tax. that tax will be 2.5% of your income in three years. that's how they're going to get, i guess, young people to voluntarily pay more than double. in wisconsin a young man 27 years old, on average his insurance costs will increase by 124%, from about $1,100 a year to over $2,400 a year. that is because of obamacare. the patient protection affordable care act. >> you have obamacare? >> they're trying to get it. we've only gotten a few members of our staff that have been able to sign up so far. i think they've got to sign up today in order to make sure it is in place. my staff is scrambling and my wife is trying to find
insurance in the state of wisconsin. >> this week is going to be the medicaid week. the president and the white house are going to be talking about how great it is to expand medicaid. you're not against -- >> brian, we've got to remember in 2009 when this law was being debated, 85% of americans maybe were satisfied with the price of the health care but they liked the health care plan they were on. they liked their doctor. but this administration decided to destroy the entire system to provide a strong social safety net. you didn't have to do that. you didn't need 20,000 pages of rules and laws to fix this problem. >> i hear patty murray and paul ryan are working on some type of budget deal. what can you tell us about it? >> what they're trying to do is there any way we can reform some of the mandatory long term spending programs. hopefully they can come up with a commonsense solution there. >> do you think you'll get something done? >> it's sounding pretty
positive. >> you'll go along with the deal that will be presented? >> i'm going to go along with a good deal. >> thank you. 20 minutes after the top of the hour. coming up straight ahead, don't call it a christmas tree. trees are banned and so are the colors, red and green at one school. the lawmakers tries to make sure that never happens. his story was so inspiring it became a hollywood movie, how the guy who cut off his own arm to save his life is behind bars. life is behind bars. what happened? without campbell's green bean casserole. wish you were here. ♪ [ doorbell ] [ gasps ] ♪ [ gong ] [ wisest kid ] m'm! m'm! good!
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monday morning headlines. a plane crashed into a pond leaving all people dead. 11 whales believed to be part of the whale pod found dead. this raises the number to 22. they can't figure it out. elisabeth, over to you. >> thanks, steve. it's santa versus the grinch in texas where one elementary school, p.c. police are taking it to the extreme for the upcoming winter party. a p.t.a. member stating there may not be references to christmas, christmas trees are not allowed and also red and green are banned. that's all included in the ban but that is about to change thanks to our next guest. he is the original author of the merry christmas bill in texas state, representative dwayne bohack joins us now. good morning, sir. >> good morning, elisabeth. pleasure to be here.
>> merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you as well. >> they couldn't wear red or green to their winter party? how did this start? >> it all started when a colleague of mine, pats fallon, received an e-mail from a constituent of his saying at this elementary school they received an e-mail saying for a winter party -- not a christmas party -- as if we celebrate winter in texas, but at this party you could not have a christmas tree, not say the words red -- merry christmas which is antithetical where we celebrate christmas all over america. >> the school put forward a statement saying the school is unaware of this. what is your reaction to that? >> the school did say they were not aware of this p.t.a. correspondent. but at the end of the day i think some of these things come from above either with a wink and a nod either from the principal or the
school board or the super ten dent. i hope that's not the case here. i don't want to bear false witness against these folks but we want to get the word out in texas that all 1,200 school districts they are free to celebrate christmas, they can put out nativities, put out menorahs, sing christmas songs. that is covered by the first amendment and the new house bill signed into law this past june which as a practical matter is going into effect this year during the holiday season. >> would you agree in letting the kids celebrate nothing? >> i think we've become too smart for our own good in some of our schools. we've become so politically correct that our brains have fallen out. it is common sense to say merry christmas. it is a federal holiday. we celebrated it since 1870. the federal government subsidized it to the tunes of billions and billions of
dollars by letting the entire workforce off. the federal government has subsidized a federal religious holiday, i think it's perfectly okay to have fun, believe in christmas and believe in the magic of the christmas and hanukkah season. >> last time i checked both were being celebrated in the white house. represent bohac, we thank you for being with us. hope everyone is safe on the roads in texas. >> thank you. we hope this merry kph-s bill makes it -- merry christmas bill makes it to the other 49 states across the u.s. >> i'm sure a lot of people appreciate your efforts. thank you for being with us this morning. >> you're welcome. >> next on the rundown, a massive brawl all over a soccer game. %-start. was just the wait until you see what happened next. and the hills are alive with the sound of haters. carrie underwood is being attacked. but wait until you hear her response. ♪ we're aig. and we're here.
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dress appropriately. because we had a bowling party and you wore a bowling shirt. >> remember when we had the bowling out in front of the building. they made us bowling shirts. i wore it on the other one. you had captain hegseth. >> maria molina. >> we take our bowling quite seriously, don't we, maria? >> there's kevin mcca not do any actual >> and brian tully. >> and my reindeer sweater. wear that every year. >> and there you see -- >> kevin. >> that's my photo bomb.
that is funny. >> fantastic. it was fun. we were at bomar lanes, 44th street between 7th and 8th in times square. it was a lot of fun. >> maria goes the party is over but not as long as i have this cash. maria? >> no. you were too cool to bowl with us. >> the game was sealed. >> we played a couple of games. you never bowled. >> i needed help. i had a couple of gutter balls. >> weren't you bowling at one point in high-heeled shoes. >> excuse me? >> by the way the owners of bowling alleys love when you bowl in high-heel shoes. today is bad weather for bowling unless you're
indoors. >> can we take a look at steve's shoes because he is prepared for today. he's got rain boots on. we're going to be seeing areas of rain across the northeast. it's good you've got yourrain be prepared. you're going to need them all across the northeast. stormy weather continuing across the area. some places yesterday picked up significant snowfall. in philly international airport they reported 8.6 inches of snow. very significant stuff out there especially across the mid-atlantic. areas farther north like new york city, we didn't pick up much snowfall, just an inch or two here in some spots. take a look at the radar. you can see rain moving across parts of new york city and areas southward. we have seen a transition from snow to freezing rain and eventually to rainfall lingering across interior portions of the northeast. that pink shading you see to the west of new york city across parts of eastern pennsylvania and new jersey, that's actually
freezing rain. that is going to be coating roadways. please be safe. once this system moves out of the northeast we have another round of winter weather expected as we head into tomorrow with some accumulation expected. we could be seeing as much as three inches of snow across portions of the mid-atlantic including the state of maryland, virginia and up into the rest of the northeast. right off into the great lakes you could be looking at a foot of snow. otherwise, steve, elisabeth, brian, i want to show you current wind chill temperatures. it is still cold in the plains. 12 degrees below zero is what it feels like in minneapolis. feels like 9 below in rapid city. >> the good thing about the snow yesterday is all the guys in my neighborhood on our street, we were putting out our christmas lights yesterday. and with a little snow it felt a lot like christmas. >> by 9:00 last night you started feeling your hands again. so it was fantastic. heather nauert, how are you? >> hi, guys. >> after that brief vacation you had.
>> i was homesick so i missed the christmas party. i missed guys so much. great to be back here this morning. i've got some headlines to bring you. a hero bus driver in russia saved 30 lives after his bus catches on fire. look at this. >> the driver noticing the flames and then pulling over ordering everyone off that bus. he barely made it out alive himself. now as the flames got bigger, the bus started to roll. it finally stopped when it crashed into a fence. investigators believe the fire started because of an electrical malfunction. he is the hiker who cut off part of his arm in a canyon to free himself. it inspired that movie "127 hours." he was arrested over the weekend in denver on domestic violence charges. the 38-year-old now faces one count of assault. the property owner of the
residence where the arrest took place also faces the same charges. he is due in court this afternoon. >> toxic toys in disguise, something that parents should listen to. new york senator jillibrand is calling for new federal rules to ban toxic chemicals in all toys. some companies are still using these products by using loopholes to not be classified as toys. the senator wants the product to be subject to tougher regulations. we'll keep watching that story for you. a holiday parade ends with a big bang when a float bursts into flames in virginia beach. fire crews say a generator was too close to combustibles and caused that explosion. luckily fire fighters nearby who were also part of that parade rushed to put out that fire. no major injuries were reported thankfully. those are your headlines at this hour. brian, you got sports? >> huge day in football.
how do you cover those games in so little time, take out the best of the best. every day you have highlights of kickers. this is the record breaker. denver kicker lined up for a field goal 64 yard, the new all time record for distance. peyton manning nearly 400 yard and 4 touchdowns. denver wins 51-28 over tennessee. how about the best wild finish? ravens against minnesota vikings. five touchdowns were scored in spite of of a blizzard. four seconds left. it was good. 29-26. emotions can run high in sports. a soccer game in brazil was delayed after a riot breaks out in the stands. fans began fighting. why? not sure. it got so bad that police
in riot gear began firing tear gas into the crowd. military helicopter lands on the field to provide additional support. it is unclear how many were injured and the brazilian media confirmed three people were in comas. a quick look at what's happening in the world of sports. >> how depressing. >> they're ready for the world cup, aren't this? a little on aepblg. -- a little on edge. the only thing that can relax me is the live remake of the sound of music. >> nbc did it and they had the most viewers nbc has had in seven years. >> of course because it was carrie underwood. >> listen to her. ♪ ♪ >> okay. julie andrews usually sings that part. >> 50 years ago. >> her voice was great, but
some critics think she wasn't that good of an actress. >> just listening to that without seeing it you hear her great voice. she is not short of being a great performer but some people thought her acting skills were subpar. i thought it was great. we're going to watch it with the kids. but carrie underwood did not respond with fire to the fire. >> what's interesting is the original von trapp, kim, tweeted out, mystified and disappointed by the sound of music special. said love carrie underwood but this role is not right for her. she is lovely, her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong. and carrie underwood tweeted out this. >> she said plain and simple, mean people need jesus. ♪
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financial advisor, many people get intimidated and embarrassed about their lack of financial knowledge. >> when it comes to managing money, you need the same critical approach when interviewing a mechanic or doctor. here is kate rogers with the five questions to ask before trufgtd anyone with your -- before trusting anyone with your finances. the first question is why are people so intimidated by financial advisors >> you need to be armed with a series of questions before you decide if they are right for you. >> where would you start? the first question is how are you paid and what will it cost? >> go right for it. cost is a definite concern. you're seeking help with your finances. definitely ask them that. how they're paid is important. some financial planners are licensed to sell products. if they're selling you a product, they may or may not have your best interest in mind because they may be making a commission off of
that. if they sell a product and you're comfortable with that and you know about it out front, you can still go with that. >> they have to disclose it by law. >> they should disclose it if you ask them. >> how do they usually get paid? some some make commission off selling products. >> what are the qualifications of a good financial advisor? >> the certified financial planner, a chartered financial analyst and a certified public accountant. they went through a series of tough tests. those are qualifications to look for at the end of their names. sometimes you see vanity titles at the end of their names. that may mean they're just licensed to sell products. >> vanity meaning? >> not a cpa, not a csp, something else like an investment advisor. they may not have gone through serious training and testing to get this. is it important to know how many of your financial
advisors clients like you, have finances like you? >> that is so important because if you have certain goals and you're in certain life situations you want to seek out an advisor working with people like you. some experts say it is not necessarily a bad thing to be at the high end of the asset pool of the advisor you're working with because they may pay more attention to you. but ask what types of people they work with and how they've gotten them to certain goals they want to reach. >> you have a person and they tell you to go to a big firm or they're in a big firm or going to split out on their own. how do you ask that question about where is the advisor going? >> if you're at a small boutique firm, you may be working one on one with the owner and you may like that relationship. but if the firm is going is to grow rapidly it is important to know that relationship may change. >> how do -- these are really
important questions to ask. >> let's look at elisabeth's financial situation. you tell us where she's going right and wrong. let's take a look. you don't have that? that's better for the internet. kate, we could follow you on >> check it out today. >> thanks. so helpful. a shocking new report, president obama stacking his immigration enforcement office with proopen borders amnesty attorneys. are illegal immigrants getting a free pass thanks to the government? >> he was born a muslim. he read the bible and it changed his life forever. it cost him, his family and his freedom but he said it is worth it. that man's journey to christianity is coming up. ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology.
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let's hear, the deck is being stacked at the department of homeland security. a shocking media report, details the recent mass hiring of immigration lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants stay in the country regardless of the law. joining us now is the author of that report, former d. o.j. attorney and media contributor, jay christian adams. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. >> you've got to admit, i know you're on the other side, but the obama administration are brilliant in getting around the rules. >> yeah, they know how to use power. if you don't like a certain law, bring in people who don't like it either. this administration is not well-known for faithfully executing the law. what they have done dhs is brought in a swarm of new young
lawyers, permanent civil service lawyers who have a long history at open borders groups, at pro-amnesty groups, at helping foreigners stay in the united states. now that they're at dhs, they can impose these ideas, these ideologies, these policies regardless of what congress does or does not do. >> we've got some of the details. you had written a column on this and you detailed each of them. michael salo in, and others. because everybody has got a very detailed biography, how would you summarize these people? >> they're all on the far left open border side of the equation. look at jennifer lee. when she was at a pro-open borders group, they actually published a pamphlet titled "what to do in the event of a raid." it was given to illegal aliens
to help them if they were raided. look at morera wee. she wrote articles attacking dhs before she went to work for dhs because dhs, she was gathering fingerprint data from people they caught crossing the border so they couldn't keep doing it over and over again. she was against that. it's crazy stuff and now they're in the government enforcing immigration law. >> unlike a politician, politicians can get elected out of office. booted out by the people. but these folks are going to be career lawyers in the department of homeland security. they're going to be there until they retire. >> yeah. they're going to be on the gf scale making between 75,000 and 155,000 a year. you can't get rid of them. they're career federal civil servants and the next republican administration is going to run into problems because the entire bureaucracy is being filled up
with ideologue who will oppose republicans party once the republicans retake the white house. >> give us a quick example as you're exit question what, that would mean. >> look, these folks are going to have the power to do back door amnesty. anybody who applies for certain types of status, people who overstayed visa, these lawyers who have spent their short careers fighting on these issues will keep doing it. it's all over the administration. it's an election law tier. immigration now. >> indeed it is. well-known whistle blower in dc, thank you very much. >> thanks, steve. >> what do you think about that? e-mail us. coming up, the architect behind obamacare says all obamacare really needs is a good pr campaign. donald trump knows something about pr. he's going to join us to give us his verdict coming up. and remember those adorable pictures of the napping baby and his publicky? they're growing up fast and
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good morning. it's monday, december 9. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. runways with ice causing pileups. airport delays today. what you need to know before you leave the house. >> the real reason americans aren't signing up for obamacare. >> no one has launched a big pr campaign to get these people signed up because of the problems with the federal web site. >> right. we need a slogan and a bumper sticker. so the problem with the web site is pr? what donald trump says about that. >> one way to improve your business. shut it down. why one deli owner decided to close his doors to give his team an attitude adjustment. how did that all work out?
the guy from shah -- shows us. "fox & friends" hour two for this lousy weather monday starts right now. >> hello, everyone. i'm julie andrews and you're watching "fox & friends." >> the original maria was on this program a while back. we have heard how she felt that carrie underwood did. hats off to her for undertaking a live performance. but i'm looking at the e-mail, we asked you whether or not you thought she was a good singer/actor and opinions with pouring in. >> which are pro -- all over the place. >> pro carey on twitter so far. they liked not only her performance, but her reaction. >> if we had critics, i would react the same way. but we have no critics. >> it's good to know. >> brian, you're fired. >> donald trump joins news two
lynns. let's go over to heather nauert. >> by the way, julie andrew, i don't know how old she is, but looks amazing. she really does. >> still has her hair parted on the side. >> i have some headlines to bring you. we begin with hour with an extreme weather alert. millions of americans are waking up to a really messy morning commute. a dangerous storm pummeling parts of the northeast. a 50-car pileup that you're seeing right now on the pennsylvania turnpike, leaving one driver dead and then dozens stranded for hours and hours. also in philadelphia, did you see this? check out the whiteout conditions last night at the lions-eagles game. then in the midwest, more than two dozen cars colliding outside of milwaukee. then in texas, better watch your step here.
holy moly. that happened in plano, texas. then get ready for a nightmare if you're traveling today. more than 1300 flights at this hour have been canceled. so please call your carrier before you head out. be careful on the roads today. another disturbing murder to tell you about that's related to craigslist, the web site. police say that 22-year-old elliott barber and his bride of just three weeks, 18-year-old miranda, lured a man to death with a craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together allegedly. the victim was troy, and according to a friend, the newlyweds returned to the crime of the scene in pennsylvania to watch as cops combed the scene for evidence. new details in the death of a 16-year-old boy who died on a delta flight. a nurse on board that plane says that he and two other passengers, a doctor and mid wife, did absolutely everything they could to save his life, including giving him oxygen. but nothing worked.
once they were on the ground, paramedics tried to resuscitate the teen, but it was too late. the unidentified boy died of natural causes. apparently because of a preexisting condition, but his family says that he was medically cleared to fly. all eyes will be on a montana courtroom when the newly wed goes on trial for allegedly killing her husband. jordan lin graham is accused of pushing cody johnson off a cliff eight days after they tied the knot. prosecutors say the 22-year-old pushed johnson from behind with both hands. this contradicts the defense' argument that johnson fell by accident during a fight. we'll watch that case for you. and those are your headlines on this hour. >> thank you very much. four minutes after the hour. it's monday, to let's bring in donald trump. you okay? >> good morning. yes. >> first off, i think we have a plan coming out of washington that's going to help us get young people to sign up.
let's listen to ezekiel emmanuel. >> no one has launched a big pr campaign to get these people signed up because of the problems with the federal web site. we are about to launch a big pr campaign and that, i think, is going to persuade a lot of people to sign up. >> good move? >> no pr campaign is going to work. the product is no good. it's too ex opinionsive. your deductibles are huge and it's not a workable product. just something that is a disaster. you don't have your own doctors anymore. people are going out to their doctor. their doctor is throwing them out of their office. it's all based on lies. so many lies having to do with obamacare. it was fraudulent to bring it in the first place. he said all sorts of things like, you can keep your doctor and so many other things. then they passed it. does anybody bring a lawsuit saying it was passed under false pretense? so many lies. it's like uncle oscar, he said, i don't know uncle oscar action i never met him, but he lived
with uncle oscar in boston and that comes out. and just so many lies are based on the obama administration. this whole obamacare was passed with lies. somebody ought to bring a major suit. it really is fraudulent. >> interesting. when asked, the president has been saying, well, the accountability isn't here, the botched rollout is because of all the bureaucracy and government agencies. it has nothing to do with management style. you certainly understand management style. where did he go wrong here? >> it's not bureaucracy. it's gross imcompetence. it's been incompetent from day one. the way it got passed watts horrible. it was something that you could have gotten people together. you could have come up with a good plan that would have been less money and would have worked better. this is a very expensive plan that doesn't work. it doesn't work. i'm not even talking about for the people that had good plans. i'm talking about people that didn't have anything. it's not even working for them. so it's a horrible situation. what these people should do in
washington is get together and come in with a plan that's less expensive and works much better. and it can be done very easily. >> sure. in the very beginning, mr. trump, the problem was the web site. people signed on and they did it cheaply or badly and nobody could get on it. and that was the system message you got, all those error messages. now they've added a thing where you can actually compare the prices before you start shopping and i think when people go on-line now, they're going to be hit with what they would have been hit with in the beginning, and that is sticker shock. your monthly might be low on a bronze plan, but your deductible for the year could be ten, $12,000. >> first of all, it's only working because they're taking anybody now. they don't have checks and balances. they don't have security. so what they're doing is they've given up on this web site. so if you call in, they'll take you. you don't know if you're going to get it because when you call
the insurance company, they don't know who you are. it's a catastrophe. it's a total mess. it is a situation that the world laughs and it's just horrible, except the one big problem. it's affecting negatively so many people. people that had these great plans that they loved. they loved their doctor. they want to go to their doctor. they can't anymore. and the cost are going up double, triple, quadruple and in many cases it doesn't matter what you pay, you're not going to get a plan. >> i know you go out of your way to do a lot of fund-raisers, charities, underneath the wire, mayo clinic and others. they are ex opinionsive. but they also do innovation. they are going to be severely affected by obamacare because everybody looks at the dollar. in the short run, they're going to be destroyed by this plan because no one can afford to go there anymore. >> supposedly, according to
doctors that i know that are really brilliant people, it does take away innovation. they want to survive and they want to take care of their patients, but innovation, like let's find a cure for cancer, let's find a cure for whatever it is we want to find a cure for, it takes away a lot of that. the word innovation will not be used any longer, at least not in this country. >> biotech will be slammed. >> absolutely. >> donald, the fast food workers are protesting for $15 minimum wage. wouldn't that result in a loss of jobs and higher prices ultimately for the consumer? every business is sort of thinking about that. the bottom line matters, right? >> well, it probably does. we all want people to be able to work at a good wage. it's very double-edged sword, no question about it. but it will affect companies and it will affect certain companies. but we all want people to be able to get a good wage, certainly. >> i looked at ron johnson who said i employ 100 people. i can't get somebody to do that job for a minimum wage. therefore i have to pay more.
if you go to north dakota, they actually pay your moving expenses to work at mcdonald's because that's what that local economy warrants. that's where you got to go. >> it's interesting, you go to places and that's really a beautiful thing. you talk about north dakota, what they're doing is incredible when you think of it. i love to see what's happening out there. they're doing an amazing job. we should be doing it in new york and other places because we're not. that, i can tell you. >> this administration has been pushing fairness and we got to get the living wage up higher. ultimately focusing on the minimum wage, we should be focusing on getting people good-paying jobs. >> we should be focused on getting our economy we should be focused on being competitive again as a nation and if you get minimum wage, that will be higher. that's really what will get it up. >> is it back? we heard some encouraging numbers on friday. we're growing at over 3% and now unemployment is at a low of 7%. do you feel it's back? >> no, it's not back.
those numbers are totally false. there was a big column in a newspaper that those numbers are fudged and i'm hearing numbers of 13, 14, 15%. those numbers are absolutely -- when jack welch got on and he said the numbers were phony, before the election, and i said, i guarantee you that jack welch is right, i got so much heat and so did jack. it turned out we were right. the numbers were phony! just before the election. these numbers at 7%, forget it. it's 13 to 15% at least. >> i think americans see those numbers and think, it looks better in that number that's being shown to me, but it certainly doesn't feel better. feels worse. >> but the number is not correct and many people are saying that those numbers are really incorrectly put out. i'm trying to not use a certain word because it's not a nice word to use, but those numbers are not right. the number is 13%. could be 15%. >> all bad. all right. i think during the commercial break we'll try to figure out
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7 he was born a muslim, taught to lead jihad. then the bible changed his life. it cost him his family, his freedom. but he says it was all worth it. >> joining us is jeff benedict who tells the story of that man in a new book "my name used to be mohammed." fascinating story of the man who was raised muslim and then -- when he went to college, he was in egypt and someone gave him a bible and he started reading it. but his entire life, i read that he was looking at the bible and thinking, i wasn't comfortable even holding it. tell us more about this. >> he was raised in such an extreme environment in nigerian that he wasn't allowed to look at a bible or touch a bible or have anything to do with christians. for him to go to college in egypt and get exposed to the bible for the first time was actually fellow college students who met in nightclubs. they're the ones who gave it to him. he read it for the first time. >> this guy is brought up in a ton that breeds terrorists and he's going to egypt for the
final chapter and he was never quite comfortable with it. but what turned him? what made him say, that's it, i'm done with this? >> it was gradual for him. it didn't just happen in one thing. his first step was as a muslim, to go to egypt and realize there are muslims here who dress like westerners and wear whether you jeans and listen to michael jackson and they actually go to movies and some of them consume alcohol and go to nightclubs and dance with women. these were things in his village, he would never do any of those things. forbidden. when he realized there were other good muslims who practiced the faith, it opened him up to a whole new world. those are the same guys who introduced him to some christians who were friends. they were all friends, and they'd hang out in nightclubs together. it's one step at a time. those christian friends introduced him to -- they gave him a bible and invited him to a mormon church. he goes into the mormon church in cairo and sees women and children speaking in children,
he's like, where i come from, you wouldn't even see a woman in a mosque, let alone speaking. >> when you say -- brian used the word turned. he had a turning toward christianity, he turned completely away from his family to the point where his father gave him a public funeral. his mother was severely beaten and eventually committed suicide because of all of this. in his mind, was this conversion completely worth it to date? >> it is. and he's out of prison now. he's been out for six years or so. he looks at it as very worth it. i asked him one time, would do this again knowing what you know now? and he said he would do it again. i think what's hard for us to certain -- certainly for me as an american, is i had never been faced with a question of are you strong enough in your beliefs to actually go to jail for it? would you give up your freedom for it? i don't know. i've never had to deal with that question. but i think because of the way he was raised, he had been raised so rigidly that when he made the conversion, it wasn't as hard for him as it probably
would be for to us say, i'm not budging here. >> right. jeff, the thing is in your book, you have -- he thought he was going to be free. instead he was stopped at the airport, turned back around and put in prison. it reads like a novel but it took place. you did a great job with it. your other book is a best seller, too. >> a little different book. >> college football. >> yeah. >> thanks so much for coming in. >> thank you. >> the name of the book is "my name used to be mohammed." >> that's right. next up, it's the most dangerous day to go under the knife. it could increase your chances of dying by nearly 25%. >> and i'm going to stick around for that. and one way to improve your business. shut it down. one deli owner decides to close his doors to give his team an attitude adjustment. did it work? he joins us next 'cause he's got a lot of free time. ♪ ♪ avo: the volkswagen ign then drive
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time for news by the numbers. first 24%. that's how much more likely you are to die if you undergo surgery on a friday. the reason? a recent report by new england's nhs found patient care drops during weekend checks. next, $1.2 million. that's how much the american federation of teachers have spent on its massive advertisement campaign day of action. protest is scheduled today in at least 60 cities. finally, $31.6 million. that's how much the disney flick "frozen" earned this weekend, making it the number one movie in america. no actors could celebrate because they're they're fake. >> but they look real. meanwhile, this is real. one deli owner in texas making a bold move after realizing
customers were unhappy with the service. he closed down for an attitude adjustment to retrain his workers and today after ten days of being closed, that restaurant is finally reopening its doors once again about an hour from right now. how did it work and what can customers expect? joining us is the owner of schlotzky's deli and the creator of the sign, john, whose facility is there in abilene, texas. he joins us today from dallas. good morning to you, john. >> hello. >> how could you tell a couple weeks ago you had a bad situation at your store and you had to do something? >> well, like most problems, it didn't happen overnight. our business suffered for probably over a year, sales were down significantly and complaints were up. so that's kind of a bad recipe for a successful business. >> would it be fair to say people would go into your schlotzky's, which also is in the morning is a cinnabon, and
people were scowling. nobody was friendly. that's not what you wanted there. >> not everybody. but we had kind of a pervasive attitude. we had good people that we just kind of developed a bad attitude and i was probably a part of that. but it was pervasive enough that people have a choice to go to other places and i think they did. >> so the attitude adjustment, tell me about the meeting where you called everybody in and said you were going to do this. >> well, i actually posted this as a memo on the board and the attitude adjustment -- we could have done the attitude adjustment without closing the store. the attitude adjustment sign was really for my customers' benefit to know that how seriously that i took the problem and how i understood what was going on and i didn't ask anybody about it.
it just kind of came to me. i needed to do something drastic to get my customers' attention. get them back in the door. >> they noticed. we noticed. everybody is talking about it. so the adjustment, the retraining consisted of what? >> well, we got everybody together here in the last week and we had done a lot of cleaning. we've had our schlotzky's corporate people who have been very supportive of our efforts to train. we did hire a few new people to give better service. we kind of got low on our number of personnel. and so like i said, we really had a lot of good people and i couldn't -- i couldn't fix it just by meetings and the like. so took a drastic step and i had no idea that it would catch the country's attention like it has. i appreciate the support that i've gotten.
>> absolutely. you put up a sign like that, people are going to notice because it's kind of like -- i think about the places i go, there are a number of places that could certainly close for an attitude adjustment. but they don't. you took that step. i understand in the beginning, corporate office not crazy about it. but then they saw the reception and they totally backed you on this. this morning you're going to open in one hour. what do you hope folks, when they come there experience? >> well, schlotzky's has got a good reputation for not only our food, which is one of a kind sandwich and cinnabon, but the service is -- the experience is really a part of the schlotzky's concept. so right now, unfortunately, i'm kind of the face of schlotzky's as it turns out and that's a scary responsibility. so we've really got to step up and do the job here not only for my store, but for -- i'm hoping
that not only what's happened with the sign that got people's attention, but what happens afterward will really be the story. >> we'll know just an hour and three minutes from right now. john from abilene, texas, joining us from icy dallas. good luck to you. >> thank you, steve. i appreciate it. >> great story. all right. thank you. 28 minutes after the top of the hour. coming up, the story causing a lot of outrage. world war ii veteran on his way to a pearl harbor memorial bumped from his flight. he's speaking out for the first time this morning. remember those adorable pictures of the napping baby and the puppy? well, they're growing up fast. we've got brand-new pictures you're not going to want to miss. ♪ ♪ too big. too small. too soft.
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♪ wow. this adorable toddler and his nap time buddy are taking the country and the internet by storm. >> pictures of baby beau and the dog became an internet sensation last month. so beau's mom, who you met on this program, mommy blogger, jessica, decided to post round two. we've got them this morning for you. >> that's right.
jessica was on "fox & friends" last month with her partners in crime explaining how she captured these precious moments. >> beau generally -- i rock him to sleep during his nap time and he'll fall asleep and theo will come and wait at the end of the bed for beau to be put down. when he goes to sleep, theo comes and plops down on top of him. >> what do they do during the day? that looks like hard labor being a kid. >> truly they're like siblings. >> they're adorable. they're inseparable. >> i sense they're going to grow up together and be a tv series. >> i hope so. we need more. >> last one we had, "run joe run," saturday mornings. remember that? >> no. >> it was a german shepherd always on the run. >> don't remember it. >> no one remembers that? >> now lassie, go big.
>> go on facebook, tell me i'm not crazy. >> i'm sure it's there. >> or send me a tweet and tell me he is. >> heather, do you remember "run joe run"? >> i don't. not at all. but looking at these pictures sure makes you want to have another baby and a puppy. >> you can have both. >> all i want for christmas. >> thank you so much. got some headlines. brand-new video to show you showing the exact moment that a parade float catches on fire. we told you about this earlier this morning. this happened in virginia beach. here is what happened. a generator in the back of a pick up truck that was pulling the float started that fire. there was some firemen there on duty to help out and they helped put it out. no one was hurt. listen to this, this story is causing outrage this morning. a 90-year-old survivor of the attack on pearl harbor was bumped from his flight to hawaii. he was heading to honolulu to join the annual remembrance ceremony there.
united airlines bumped him because they said the flight was overweight. he even told desk agents and a supervisor that he was a world war two veterans who was attending that ceremony, but that made no difference to them. his flight was eventually rebooked. but he had to sit at the airport all day. listen. >> i was very depressed because i didn't know what to do. they shouldn't have kicked me off the plane because that was my seat. i paid for it. >> his story was posted on facebook and by the time he landed in honolulu, there were dozens of people there to greet him, as you can see. in an e-mail, united says, quote, severe weather in the path of united flight 2026 required the flight to carry additional fuel and reduce the number of passengers by 41 and said they'd like to welcome him back. his response? that's a bunch of malarky. a snowball fight sparking a
police investigation at the university of oregon. here you can see this video showing people targeting cars and dump ago load of snow on a guy who tried to confront them. police set to watch the video to decide if charges should be filed. yeah. one member of the football team tweeting out this apology, embarrassed by the video i just watched. that's not all of us. sending the sincerest apologies. brian, steve, i bet you've done that a time or two? >> then there is this story. three military children from new york getting the surprise of a lifetime. their airman dad away for training for seven months, enlisting santa's help. the kids thought they were visiting santa to give him their christmas wish list. >> a ball and a toy. >> my dad to come home. >> weed whacker? okay. a few minutes later, that wish -- the dad -- came true.
>> let's see if we can do it. come on out. i surprised you. >> when i get home, i just want to jump on him and do everything with him. >> i cannot waiting to through the holidays and hold them and never let them go. >> their first order of business, getting the perfect christmas tree. how on earth did he get down that chimney? >> was it a real chimey? >> yes. >> oh, my gosh. now to our lead story, lousy weather all over the place. take a look at this. time lapsed video from philly. you can see how quickly the whiteout conditions turned from bad to worse and scary as well. it was a dangerous ride for drivers down in the city of brotherly love. maria molina is tracking the storm from our post outside our world headquarters where currently in new york city, it's 33. so it's not freezing. >> yeah. it's 33 degrees. that's so important because that's what's helping keep the precipitation here in the city
in the form of rainfall instead of freezing rain or instead of snowfall. that's making travel a little easier here in the city. but across interior sections of the northeast, we have temperatures below the freezing mark. so we are seeing that freezing rain coming down across some of those areas. please be careful on the roadways. believe it or not, we have another storm system that is forecast to move into some of these areas. we could be seeing some snowfall coming up as we head into tuesday in some of these spots. we could see as much as three inches off of the lake. that's where you'll see some of the more significant snowfall accumulations where up to a foot of snow is possible. otherwise wind chill temperatures across parts of the plains and the rockies, very cold this morning. well below zero for so many of you. and those highs, not much warmer, 0 is the high temperature in minneapolis. let's head back inside. >> it's wintery. thank you. one of the most shocking scandals in american here is coming to life in a new hollywood film "american
hustle." >> you have to find a way to survive. you knew your choices were bad, but you had to survive. >> we have been so successful for so long because we kept it just small enough. >> if you were that successful, how come you're in this room with me right now? n placing $75,000 in this brief case. >> wow. the movie loosely based on a sting operation where the f.b.i. caught politicians who accepted bribes for political favors. >> the a list cast of the film "stepping into the fox light on the red carpet, michael tammero has details. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> based on a real story. >> loosely inspired. this is the third installment in the three-film evolution from davidest russell where he explains people in character whose lives aren't what they thought they'd be and look to reinvents she was. the premise of this movie is that we all con in life to survive. last night, enduring the snow
and sleet and cold, but the red carpet was sizzling hot as a cast of academy award winners and nominees turned out. bradley cooper, christian bale, jennifer lawrence was supposed to be there, but she had to get out before they closed the airport to get back on set for the third "hunger games" movie. it's set in the '70s. lush with music and fashion. and we talked a little bit about the music and asked them what their favorite '70s song is. >> good question. >> i think about y father songs on vinyl, i was listening to cat stevens. a lot of the doors. >> we're talking disco. we liked "the last dance." >> i enjoyed the digging out of the yellow. >> donna summers "i feel love." the bee gees. "how can you mend a broken heart". >> if it's any indication, new york critics circled -- awarded
it best film, best screen play and best supporting actress to jennifer lawrence. >> and christian bale has had -- had to put on 30 pounds for this movie. >> you can catch all the interviews at in the fox light >> "run joe run" really existed, in 1974, it was about a german shepherd running away from his master. >> i looked it up. the reason i never watched it? it was on saturday mornings on nbc when i was in college. what college kid gets up before noon? >> but a german shepherd was on the run! >> michael, thank you very much. >> coming up straight ahead, developing story, there are reports of a gunman inside a hospital. we'll have that breaking detail next. and did you know the f.b.i. can access your web cam without you ever knowing it? and it's all legal. >> kind of
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good morning. this is phoenix, arizona. we're taking a live look at the hospital there. this is phoenix baptist hospital. this is where a gunman had barricaded himself in an emergency room bathroom. right now we're told that a swat team is on the scene and that the emergency room has been evacuated there. police initially taking a knife away from that suspect. a man they say is in his 40s. this man apparently pulled out a gun. we will keep you updated on this story as it develops coming out of phoenix. 5:45 a.m. local time. the federal government may be watching you without you even knowing it. it turns outs the f.b.i. can access your web cam remotely, but could this technique catch criminals by invading their privacy? do you have to have your privacy envieded for them to do so? joining us is theresa payton, former white house information officer for the bush administration and founder of
for talent. where do you stand on this? >> this is a double-edged sword, brian. it's one of those things where you want the law enforcement, f.b.i. and others to have all the tools in their tool kit to stop an attack. but on the other side, you could be looking at compromising privacy of americans and there is one other thing that people may not think about. that's the fact that when you create a back door that allows law enforcement in, it's like a new door in your house. it has to have a lock on it. it's a new point of entry for terrorists and hackers. so we may actually be compromising your security while you're trying to be protected. >> if you are khalid sheikh mohammed and you are on the computer, you want the f.b.i. to work his web cam. however, if you're billionson in iowa, you want to know that the f.b.i. is not turning on your web cam. what can we do to stop this? >> this is a really interesting question 'cause a lot of people may not realize, your web cam
know you're beingy not turn on listened to or recorded. three tips. one is, when you're not talking to the internet on your computer or your device, so this also includes your tablets and smart phones, turn off the internet. and then i've got two tips that are nontechy, 'cause i think those are easier to do. the first one is never have these devices, your computer, your smart phone, your tablet, in personal faces, the places where you get dressed and the places where you sleep. that's a great way to make sure you're not being spied on. the last tip -- this is low tech and old school -- a piece of masking tape really does work over the web cam. you can also put it over the speakers and that will block the video and muffle or block the audio. >> in the white house, did you hear about all this happening? was it to our advantage to have this ability? >> again, it's a double-edged sword. you want to have the ability and
use it properly. so filing warrants, filing the right paperwork, you want to have this ability because terrorists know how to hide their digital tracks. we've got to continue to up our game. >> so keep doing it. go through the court system, just don't do it randomly 'cause you want to. all right. thanks a lot. theresa payton, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> no problem. 12 minutes before the top of the hour. coming up, the architect behind obamacare says all it needs is a good pr campaign. really? the host of "special report," bret baier, looks like that. then how is this for a christmas card? it's nancy eggen and mr. t? our next guest with a story about christmas with the first lady ♪ ho ho ho
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he. remember the hiker who cut off part of his arm to free himself and inspired the movie "127 hours"? well, 38-year-old eric ralston back in the headlines, arrested on domestic assault charges. and britain's got talent star and singer susan boyle says she has asbergers, a form autism. she was diagnosed about a year ago. elisabeth, over to you. >> thank you, steve. well, the decorations are out at 1600 pennsylvania for another white house christmas. how did other first ladies decorate the white house when they called it home? joining us now is the author of "christmas with the first
ladies," colleen christian burke. i have to say, good morning. >> good morning. >> the fantastic book, just the visual of walking through history and seeing the first ladies and the individual take they had on the trees each year, unreal to just see. you were actually on the committee to decorate. >> i was part of the decorating team for mrs. bush in 2008 and just now for mrs. obama. but it's a great way to see history through a different set of eyes. like through the eyes of christmas. it really changes the way we look at our first families. >> i want to start with first lady michelle obama. what went into decorations this year? there has been a military theme, a celebration of those who sacrifice every day for us. >> that's something that mrs. obama keeps close to her heart and it's very important to her. the actual theme is gather round your family, our traditions, our history. and the blue room true does honor our servicemen and there are stars for our fallen soldiers. there are also these really poignant pictures of children reconnecting with their parents
as they return from the military service. >> so meaningful. jackie kennedy, i'm sure there was attention to detail there. >> i love jackie kennedy. our fashion icon. here is the secret, her christmas style was a little messy. it was even happen hazard in their private family photo, which are presidential historians give us access to. and then she liked to decorate with miniature trees and miniature ornaments. she had the first theme, a nutcracker christmas. >> fantastic. we see these photos, so candid, in the moment, celebrating that day with the kids. betty ford? what can you tell us about her? >> she went for a home spun or home made christmas. she was really trying to be frugal. but it backfired. she actually spent more money than the three previous first ladies before her and the press vilified her. and she only spent $1,600. >> nancy reagan i'm sure brought hollywood glam. >> lots of glam to the white house. she had lots of gold and lots of
snowflakes. she had a tradition of celebrity santas. so she actually had mr. t come to the white house for christmas and just this great visual of our first lady with the a team. >> i loved that show. and laura bush. you were on the decorating committee then. >> i was part of the decorating team. >> do tell. >> it was a red, white and blue christmas for their last year in office and it was an election year. and she was very hands on, walked through the decorations a lot, told us to fine tune it. we were working on these really beautiful snowy trees and it was too much snow, too little snow. so it was a lot of give and take 'til we got her vision perfect. >> you got it just right. one tip that could translate from white house to your house out there in termination of decorating -- in terms of decorating. >> themes can help. but don't be afraid. at the white house, they like to think big, like anything can go on a christmas tree, a picture frame. i've seen them put chairs on the tree. you can put anything on a tree. >> sky is the limit. gosh, colleen, this is an
excellent book. "christmas with the first ladies,." thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> coming up, we have to kill eagles in order to save them? what? that's a new policy. the official policy of the u.s. government. that story coming up next. your e-mails are pouring in on this. carrie underwood is being attacked for her "sound of music" performance. we will read your comments coming up in the next hour. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be fficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion.
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good morning. it's monday, december 9. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. a big storm causing big problem problems.
>> holy moly. >> holy moly. from dangerous snow to icy roads and runways, we have everything you need to know this morning. >> forgot the skyrocketing costs and web site disaster, obama's real disaster? lousy pr. >> no one has launched a big pr campaign to get these people signed up because of the problems with the federal web site. >> let's hope they do now. bret baier in dc will take that on in two minutes. >> so reassuring to see ezekiel. a rolling bus rolling on flames, that is, down a city street. this isn't a movie. this happened. how everyone got out alive. "fox & friends" about to start its final hour. >> this is dor knee hamel and you're watching -- dorothy hamill and you're watching "fox & friends." >> she's a regular here. >> she is. >> i love her. >> you know when dorothy hamill
won her olympics, of it 1976, two years after "run joe run" started. >> it all goes back to "run joe run." >> how crazy is it? i found the open of "run joe run" and i was learning how to post it to see everyone's reaction and i'm all excited and i look over and there is the vice president of the united states, dick cheney, and i feel so juvenile. >> you're talking about a show that was canceled 40 years ago? >> yes, i am. i got some problems. >> joining us from our nation's capitol is bret baier. he is the host of "special report." bret, tonight on your program, i can already tell you what you're going to be talking about. the obamacare web site. they changed things around and now there is a thing where you can see the plans before i apply. in the beginning you had to register and all that stuff. what's going to happen is people are going to look and it's going to be sticker shock because you might think you're getting a cheap plan and then you examine the fine print, the deductible is ten, $11,000 a year. >> yeah. it's amazing. we've done this story many times and when you see it, it's pretty
shocking because you have the "new york times" today and they just -- all they did was outlined people going on the site and saying, yes, the premium is very low. but the deductible is 6, 7, 10, $12,000 a year. >> who can afford that? >> that suddenly is a high bar to get over for health coverage. you're right, it's a big deal. >> i know you watch fox news sunday every week and you watch ezekiel emmanuel, they
he is right that post-web site failure, they haven't relaunched another pr campaign. but they've been speaking about it and talking about it and out and about for a long time. there have been efforts and parties and groups and navigators and all kinds of stuff all over the country and yet there are still problems. it doesn't have to do with getting the word out. it has to do with actually the back end, the data going to the insurance companies, whether the premiums are going to be paid by january 1. these are things that don't have to do with really pr. so i think it's beyond that. and i think most people understand that. >> yeah. they go on pr. it's p-u.
>> they're not looking that. >> the president said if you have a good idea, bring it to me. they have, and now representative tom price has a plan to save $2.3 trillion of the next ten years. how is that being received? >> there have been about four republican alternative plans to replace obamacare. the problem for republicans is that they haven't really coalesced around one plan. republican tom price's plan out of georgia is a plan that's getting a lot of attention and perhaps more than others. it is a little bit over $2 trillion savings, according to former cbo director, over ten years. it does deal with health savings accounts and does deal with tax incentives. it does provide for the patient preexisting conditions, so that's always a question, whether that's included. it is included in here. it has to do with reforms of
medicaid and medicare. and it is across state lines. it doesn't seem that complicated. obviously we're not getting into the weeds of this bill, but you see some bullet points there on the screen. the problem for republicans or at least their choice so far, iy pitched one plan. >> sure. >> and i think there is a hunger, perhaps, out in the country that they do that. >> but you know what? what this plan that we just detailed and as you said, there are some others floating around there, prove is that the republicans do have plans. when the president goes out there and says, you know, if they had a plan, but they don't, i'd look at it. they have plans and he could have looked at their plans when they were actually building this thing in the beginning, but it was a party line thing. >> that's right. remember, that vote was -- there wasn't a single republican on that vote and it was very, very
partisan when it came down to the bottom line. it was reconciliation that got really everything through the senate at the very end. so listen, the democrats, i think, are trying to get this fixed on the front end and deal with the back end before january 1 kicks in. there may be many other stories of people who have some problems on the back end with their insurance once they get past the first of the year. >> they're going to push the benefits this week, it will be the benefits of medicaid. they'll have success stories of people with preexisting conditions. and kathleen sebelius will be asked, why haven't you and the president spoken more than once over the last few months? it will be an interesting week. >> brian, the white house pushed back pretty hard on that. i think it was a decent push back in that the secretary is not logged in every time they about in. they pointed to secretary clinton who was not logged in every time she talked to the
president. i think it was a decent push back on that. but you're right, the one on one meetings being listed, according to that study, it wasn't listed in comparison to other cabinet members. i'll say this, kathleen sebelius has a little bit more to be worried about because of the nuclear option in that it now takes 50 votes to get a new health and human services secretary as opposed to 60. it's a lot easier for president obama to get a new nominee through to replace her. >> good point. >> forget about the nuclear option. people are going ballistic at these costs. >> right. there is a log-in problem with the attendance at these meetings, a log in problem with the site. >> we'll see you. >> for the rest of the headlines, heather nauert is in the house. >> hi. we have an update on a breaking news story that we brought you just a short while ago. there was a man who entered
phoenix' baptist hospital. he had barricaded himself into an emergency room bathroom. moments ago we are learning from phoenix police that the suspect has surrendered. the guy walked into the hospital emergency room around 2:00 a.m. phoenix time. he had a knife. cops grabbed that knife and then the suspect pulled out a gun. the er was evacuated. no one was hurt. phoenix police telling us that that man has now surrendered. millions of americans waking up to a really messy morning commute today. a 50-car pileup on the pennsylvania turnpike leaving one driver dead and dozens stranded for hours. also in philadelphia, did you see this last night? check out the whiteout conditions at the lions-eagles game. you can barely see the field right there. then heading to the midwest, more than two dozen cars colliding outside of milwaukee and then in texas, this weather has also been a problem. you better watch your step there.
look at this. >> holy moly! >> that's for sure. that happening in plano, texas. goodness. hopefully no one was hurt there. if you're getting ready to fly today, get yourself prepared for what might be a bit of a nightmare. nearly 1400 flights have been canceled at this hour. if you're headed out on the roadways, please do be careful this morning. another disturbing murder to tell you about that's related to the web site craigslist. police say 22 yearly elliott barber and his bride of three weeks, 18-year-old miranda, lured a man to his death with a craigslist ad because they allegedly wanted to kill someone together. the victim, according to a friend, the newlyweds returned to the scene of the crime in pennsylvania just to watch as cops looked around for evidence. then a hero bus driver saves 30 lives after his bus catches
fire. credited with getting everybody off that bus. he noticed the flames and pulled over. everybody gets out. he barely made it out alive himself. the bus started to roll down the street, stopping when it hit a fence. investigators believe that the fire started because of some sort of electrical problem. and those are your headlines at this hour. ten minutes after 8 here on the east coast. >> thank you. he suffered five heart attacks and numerous serious procedures. now former vice president dick cheney talking obamacare, calling the medical device tax one of the dumbest ideas ever. he joins us live coming up. yep. and also coming up, we have to kill eagles in order to save them? how is the official policy of the u.s. government changing? challenger, the bald eagle,
joins us next to speak openly about it.
the symbol of our nation is flying into dangerous territory. green energy farms may be getting a free pass for killing bald eagles straight from the obama administration. joining us to weigh in is al from the american eagle foundation and challenger, the bald eagle. good morning to you. >> hey, good morning, steve. how are you today? >> i'm doing okay, although i'm a little puzzled by this new thing that the obama administration has finalized, a rule to give energy companies permits for wind farms that wind up killing bald eagles.
explain how this would work. >> first off, i think this is appalling and outrageous. i don't think it's good conservation policy. i think this is a lot of politics and believe me, i educate people on both sides of the aisle. i've been saving eagles for over 30 years. it took us over 30 years to bring the eagle back from the brink of extinction, a lot of work by hundreds of conservation groups and thousands of individuals across the country that put their heart and soul. and to do this, to give power companies a 30-year hunting license essentially to kill eagles and other birds is -- i think we're opening a pandora's box that will kill millions of birds over the next 30 years. tens of millions maybe, over the next 30 years and i don't understand why we're making this compromise. >> yeah. we've got a graphic to put up that shows the number of eagle deaths from wind turbines. the state of wyoming has
recorded the most deaths. the whole problem is folks say, if you got these great big wind turbines, they kill a lot of birds and invariably, there are eagles there as well. what do you want them to do, al? >> well, i think first off, the 30-year permit thing ought to be nixed right now. we've already got five-year permits. what the government needs to focus on is putting maybe $100 million prize into developing a bird safe, maybe a bladeless wind mill that can be used for the future that will be more harmonious with nature. >> that would be terrific, to save birds like challenger who has been on this set a number of times. >> the current wind turbines are just too deadly. >> ultimately, what you say is this really is just a power grab by the obama administration.
>> well, i don't think it's just obama. i think it's politicians in general around the country. could be governors and other people that are involved. this is big money. the government is putting hundreds of billions of dollars into renewable energy. and these wind companies are not making a profit right now, most of them. it's the subsidies and tax credits and the grants that they're receiving from the government, it's unbelievable amount of money. the bald eagle's recovery got a micro dot of the federal money to bring them back. these wind companies are just getting a grab of money that's unbelievable. >> nobody knows more about this subject than you. you've been saving eagles for 30 years. al and challenger joining us from knoxville, tennessee. thank you very much. >> thank you, steve. what do you think? e-mail us. meanwhile, 17 minutes after the top of the hour. coming up, your kids' toys could contain toxic chemicals, all legal because of a loophole. what you need to know coming up.
and your e-mail pouring in on this. carey underwood is being attacked for appearing in the live "sound of music" performance as maria. up next, we're asking hollywood star mario lopez what does he think about her response? he joins us live from the curvy couch here in a soggy new york city. ♪ me a name i call myself ♪ ♪ fa, a long long way to run ♪ we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here.
fox news alert. take you out to andrews air force base where president obama and the first lady just boarded air force one. they're on their way to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela who died last week at the age of 95. tomorrow's national memorial service will serve as a rare
reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. george w. bush and laura bush are on air force one, along with the president now. secretary hillary clinton, also on the plane. president bill clinton and jimmy carter are traveling separately. president george herbert walker bush is the only living president not to attends. the 89-year-old is no longer able to travel long distances and certainly is one, even though it is on air force one all the way to south africa. welcome back. the live tv broadcast of "the sound of music" may have struck ratings gold with more than 18 million viewers. but some critics weren't so good especially about carrie underwood's performance. some parodied the show. ♪ a song is when you put notes together in a certain order ♪ ♪ notes you made with your mouth and that's music. does that make sense?
>> no! >> joining us right now with the pulse on hollywood, 'cause he's got everybody's pulse, mario lopez. mr. everything. >> good to see you. >> i love hanging out with you. >> thanks for getting out of an icy dallas to be with us. >> i got very lucky. i don't know how i made it in and made it out. >> you almost didn't. >> fortunately, it was meant to be for me to be here. worked out. >> so we showed that clip of carrie underwood. i think it was courageous of her to tackle s large role. i thought she sounded great. she was met with brute force on twitter. >> it was extremely ambitious and having done live theater, i know how difficult it is. and i can't imagine doing it in front of millions of people like that. i thought she was great. whenever you perform in front of millions of people, you'll have your critics. i don't think she was going to make a favorite list. maybe the acting, she was not necessarily meryl streep in the acting, but vocally, i thought she sounded great.
>> she responded to the critics with a simple message, we're going to put it up. plain and simple, mean people need jesus. they will be in my prayers tonight. >> that about sums it up. >> she's taking the high road. you know. we all know, on the internet, there are a loft haters. >> i call them keyboard gangsters. that's all they like to do. >> because you don't know who they are. >> no matter -- i'm sure mother theresa had her haters. >> do you get it on your social media, too? >> i'm a twitter guy. i'm not too into it, but i do like twitter. it's quick. like google with feedback. >> i want to talk grammys. so biggest snub they're saying was justin timberlake. >> yeah. for all the major categories, especially when he had two big albums come out this year and a huge tour and it was really the talk of the awards show. really talented. that was a major snub.
jay-z got i think a snub in the major categories as well. that was a lot of the talk. of course, taylor swift always recognized and a lot of the people that you're expecting. >> i know jay-z over the weekend snubbed the yankees, sending cano over there 'cause he represents him now, and ragged him out of new york. i wonder if there is a category for that. you and steve have these great bodies. you're always in great shape. you eat great and one of the things you came in today is to educate people on something natural that we can eat. >> oh, yes. specifically avocados and fresh avocado. >> that's how die it, too! >> the avocado is an underrated fruit. it really is. it's a healthy fat and i love it. my baby loves it. >> kids love it. >> they love it and it's really good for you. it's versatile. i've eaten it on egg, sandwiches, autopsies. really in a lot of -- soups.
especially those from mexico are available all season long. i grew up with an avocado tree at my house. if it was only -- those particular -- >> my wife grew up in the valley of los angeles. they had one, too. we had an avocado last night. she'll put one in the blender and makes a salad dressing. >> they're great smoothies. >> avocados in smoothies? >> they're great in smoothies. they're so good. i had one today. >> oh, very good. i was trying to think of stuff that i really don't have. but it really is an underrated fruit. >> "the x factor" is getting down to it? >> we're down to the final four. it's getting exciting. we'll see. i have my personal favorites, but i have to remain -- >> you're doing great as a host. >> thanks a lot. >> so great to see you. >> next up, we're talking to you, explain to you about the "fox & friends" bowling christmas party. it was maria versus elisabeth.
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♪ it's time for your shot of the morning. >> yep. that's elisabeth hasselbeck, i believe. maria molina is spotted there. i can't make out the guy on the other side. >> professional bowler. yep. we were having our christmas party here in times square. there is our movie guy. kevin mccarthy, who never actually threw that orange bowling ball. >> right. just a pose. >> look who is talking about posing. you never actually went bowling. >> that's true. >> there is the sound guy. >> it was a lot of fun. >> one of the things they've got at that particular facility that i love, i can't get anywhere else, is they've got deep fried
mac and cheese. you probably no longer eat those. >> never did. >> they're delicious. >> the former vice president of the united states, dick cheney, welcome back to the couch. >> great to be here. >> thanks so much. you're very excited because your book is doing so well, it's your journey with your heart and your battle to get a new one. now i was saying to you in the green room, you look like you're 29 years old. every time i see you you look better. >> it's magic. i lived with heart disease for 35 years, five heart attacks, sudden cardiac arrest. they once had me to the cleveland clinic because i had virtually everything done you could do to a heart patient and they wanted to have me there as a patient for conference on medical innovation. it's all those innovations that didn't exist when i had my first heart attack that have cut the incidents of death by over 50% in the country. >> you speak of the innovation that's come up as it relates to obamacare and how innovation will be cut as well due to the expense, the cutbacks that we will no longer be a leader when it comes to innovation of
medicine that saved your life and the lives of many others. >> exactly. they've already imposed the tax, house and senate passed legislation to repeal the tax. right now the law of the land is there is a tax now on medical devices. the people who invented those devices and produced and pay taxes like everybody else, this is a special tax. if you want less of something, you tax it. and putting a tax on medical device will slow down that whole process of innovation that saved my life and the life of millions of others. >> one of the ways this president was able to get this through was he promised that if you like your plan, if you like your doctor, you could keep him. we now know that is not true. none the less, ezekiel emmanuel, former advisor, was on with chris wallace yesterday. i want to get your comment on the other side of this. >> the president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you wanted to go to. >> no. he asked a question. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. did he not say that, sir?
>> he didn't say you can have unlimited choice. >> it's a yes or no question. did he say if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor? >> yes, but look, if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. >> it's a matter of is it -- is it a matter of lying? >> yes. and they knew when when they did it and that's what offends me. chris is dead on and the fact of the matter is, partly one -- probably one of the most important decisions i made is i had two doctors who covered me over that 35-year period of time. and that was crucial in terms of my care. and that's true in an awful lot of cases, especially who have chronic diseases. what they said was if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. you can keep your insurance policy and it was a lie. it was deliberate. they knew if they told the truth that it would have never passed. >> mayo clinic, cleveland clinic, all these elite hospitals are now no longer in many cases going to get the green light to treat the average everyday american because it's not going to be cost effective. but later down the line it will
because the innovation that it will bring to the market. >> so it's -- the cleveland clinic recently laid off a significant number of people. i'm not sure why. i don't know any of the details. but i worry very much about the falling reimbursement rate for medicare, for example, for physicians and institutions. more and more institutions won't take medicare patients 'cause they don't get paid enough to cover the cost. >> isn't there a broad stroke here? in terms of shifting of our health over to the government in terms of power here, i mean, i'm looking through your book and in the process of reading it and not only you talk about your medical journey, but talks a lot about your family. i see pictures of your grandsons. we're looking at a different nation going forward for them in terms of until. >> you got the government moving in on one sixth of the economy. it's huge. and it may be the most important part of the economy, especially. sooner or later we're all sick. sooner or later we all face death because of illness or other causes. the idea that the government can't bring us a web site that
will function effectively is now also going to deliver a better health care system. i just find ridiculous. if you can't design and run a web site, what the heck are you doing messing with the health care system of the united states? >> we want to switch gears for just a second. get your reaction to this, congressman one of the authors of the patriot act, he says that james clapper, one of the nation's top spies, should be prosecuted for lying to congress when he said this on march 12. listen. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on million attention or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. >> we know that's a lie, too. don't we? >> well, i don't know the details of what he's talking about. i haven't been in the loop on classified information since january of 09. i've been a big supporter of the
nsa program. i think it's unfortunate that it got caught up in the irs scandal, which was a scandal. but nsa over the years has donnieman duty for us. i know the senator, i've got a lot of respect for him. i also met jim clapper when he was the air force intelligence officer in korea 25 years ago. so i don't know the details and i'm reluctant to judge it unless i know. >> on a separate note, do you feel like we're in retreat everywhere? you got china, the deal we're cutting in iran. we talked about the ukraine in the green room. what is the over-- what's the main difference in tenor from the administration left and the one now? >> i don't think that barak obama believes in the u.s. as an exceptional nation and the whole concept that the world is a safer place, more peaceful place when the u.s. is powerful able to project its will. we're cutting the defense department, withdrawing from the middle east, and cutting the
defense budget to the bone, doing enormous damage. people are no longer adversaries. our friends no longer trust us. and the bottom line is nobody cares much in the middle east anymore what the u.s. thinks because we don't keep our commitments or follow through. in iran, we've got', very serious problem going forward and a deal that's been cut, the same people that brought us, you can keep your insurance if you want, are telling us they've got a great deal in iran with respect to nuclear weapons. i don't believe it. >> your book is called "heart." you wrote it with dr. jonathan reiner. mr. vice president, thank you very much. >> thank you. enjoy the show. >> and merry christmas. we might not see you between now and the ends of the month. >> take care. let's go over to heather nauert. >> good morning. enjoy all that snow in wyoming back home. got some headlines now to bring you. let's take a live look. andrews air force base, president obama and the first
lady -- we just saw this moments ago, they just took off on air force one. they're on their way to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela. tomorrow's national memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all the living american presidents. president george w. bush and laura bush, also on that plane. and secretary clinton on the plane. president clinton and jimmy carter traveling separately. president george h.w. bush is the only living president not to attend. the 89-year-old is no longer able to travel such long distances. iraq war veteran brutally gunned down while christmas shopping for his parents. 32-year-old national guardsman jim vester was killed responding to a craigslist ad for an ipad in indianapolis. police arrested two teenage brothers and then charging them with murder. in the wake of his death, his friends set up a support fund for his wife and one-year-old son, gavin. you can see them right there.
if you're interested in donating, log on to and search love and support for jamie and his family. he cut off his arm to free him stretch a boulder and inspired the movie "127 hours". 38-year-old aaron ralston is due in court today on domestic violence charges. he was arrested in colorado. cops aren't releasing many details. just saying he is accused of assault and wrongs for minors. we'll watch that for you. new york senator is calling for federal rules, new federal rules that would ban tox com chemicals in all children's product. a new report found some companies are selling poison products by using a legal loophole. they're basically not classifying these items as toys, these can include back to school items. the senator wants the products
to face tougher regulations. those are your headlines right now. >> thank you. 20 minutes before the top of the hour. coming up straight ahead, msnbc host crying foul over the use of obamacare, claiming it's racist. your e-mails are pouring in. >> for ten years, he's been whipping celebrities and politician noose shape. now tony horton launching his new workout. we're going to try it here. we're ready.
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obamacare, let's talk about the affordable care act. can i even say that? >> that's okay. >> what do you mean? >> affordable care act, that's okay. >> yes. >> don't call it obamacare. >> why? >> we'll tell you why. melissa is going to tell you why right now. listen. >> i want to talk today about a controversial word. it's a word that has been with us for years and like it or not, it's indelibly printed on the pages of american history, a word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame and divide and demean. the word was conceived by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man, to render him inferior and unequal and diminish his accomplishments. y'all know the word i'm talking about. obamacare. that's right. i said it and i'm not ashamed. and neither is president obama! >> so there she is, essentially saying that when you use the word obamacare -- the term obamacare, it's a racist term.
and -- >> like reaganomics, like nixonian, it's emblematics of somebody's policies when they're president of the united states, i always thought. >> what about romneycare? clearly the intent was -- she's saying every time you hear somebody say that, you're diminishing it. she wants people to say the affordable care act. unfortunately, it's not affordable. >> certainly everyone was fine with it when the polls supported the administration, but they're looking dismal right now. so maybe they're running from that term. we asked you what you thought. sandy had a facebook post that came to us and it said, it's getting old. has nothing to do with race and everything to do with policy and morals. >> i am so tired of the whole race argument coming up every time you debate an issue. this post from pat. obama called it obamacare many times. he only stopped in the last few months when he saw it would an abysmal failure. >> jane posted this, sounds desperate. when debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser,
as socrates said. >> plato wrote it down and made a mint. >> it's true. >> that's what they called it back then. this is philosophical, scandalous rumors. >> there you go. >> thank you. >> coming up, he's been whipping celebrities into shape with his p 90 x workout. now tony horton is launching his new extreme workout that's 30 minutes long. we're going to try all of those moves that brian will perfect. >> you talk about perfection, bill hemmer does it every day before work. >> the key word was perfection. >> there you go. >> that's how we describe you every day. >> right on. good morning to all of you. brit hume, karl rove on deck, senator john brass sew on the rising cost of medicaid in america. are you safe on your computer or is the f.b.i. using that little
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largest airline. all right, guys. over to you. you're going to work out today. >> i believe so. for nearly decade, tony horton challenged us with his extreme workouts, this p 90 x. now we're in a third phase, aren't we? >> tony horton has created yet another extreme workout. p 90x 3. >> yeah. and he is here to tell us about this new program and even show us a couple of moves. >> look who came. he's ready to rock. >> looks a little scared. >> just a little? quite scared. so you're going to go over some moves for us that take 30 minutes. >> it comes out tomorrow, right? >> tomorrow is the big premiere. >> we're seeing them first? >> you are. you're the very first. >> here is one of the big changes. you can do this exercise routine in 30 minute. >> in 30 minutes. we've told millions of copies of p-90 x and we're so proud of it. but we didn't sell tens of millions because a lot of folks need less time. so we condensed everything into 30 minutes and of our test
group, 39 out of 40 folks lost one third of their body fat. kind of amazing in half an hour. >> 30 minutes. i like it. >> this one is called warrior lungs. >> do we get any music for this? >> all right. so your feet are shoulder distance apart. take your right arm, give me your billy idle lip and go down to the opposite leg. i'm going to three my right arm up and my right leg back. you guys are good. then back again. >> she almost hit me in the face! >> and back up again. and down and up, and down. now, what we're doing here is move like athlete, training like athletes. there is a lot going on there. >> you feel it in your quads and hamstrings. >> it's core, it's leg, it's cardio. you can step it if you're starting out 'cause we modify. or as you get into your third month, bam, down, boom! just like that. >> can you show us another one?
>> you want to see jolt jump as soon as. >> yes, i did. how did you know? >> the future of fitness in our opinion is speed, balance, range and motion. this gives you all three. you get on your right foot. go up forward like that. then reach down with your opposite hand. see the balance component? important. and back. >> balance component. >> and forward. and back. >> okay. >> and you guys can watch. >> like i want to go here, but then i want to be back by steve. i'm back by steve. like that. >> now typically these are about a minute long. you do 30 seconds on one side and 30 seconds on the other. it's just time. some are reps. some we have upper body exercises as well. these are moves from accelerator and decelerateor. >> can we do one more? >> do you watch the disk every time or eventually do you just do it -- >> some folks take their work
sheet and go to the gym. most folks like my sense of humor. >> now dolphin hops. >> let's go. >> we have to get on the deck for dolphin hops. we're down here on our forearms. just in plank. hop your feet in toward your elbow three times. one, two, three. >> really? >> how about that little move? then back. >> just one hop? >> yeah. one, two, three. and back. the idea here behind this is you feel that in your abs, right? >> yes. >> this is called the dolphin hop because you feel if on porpoise? >> that's funny. >> fantastic. now we got a martial-arts move. jab cross, sprawl and up. jab cross, sprawl and up. boom. >> like that? >> yeah. >> you do that again. i missed it. >> jab cross, sprawl and up. super quick. >> that was great. and ready to go.
>> i wasn't ready to go. >> so what you're saying is now we can do this in 30 minutes. does it cost the same? >> costs about the same. $129. >> it gets delivered and when can we feel our transformation? >> our test groups started seeing results in less than a week because it's a combination of exercises and diet. has to both happen at the same time. >> your heart rate can get going. >> we've discovered from all our science is that it only requires 30 minutes. most of the results come right away. folks who are spending an hour don't necessarily need it. there you go. >> congratulations, tony horton. it will change your life in less time. he has no sleeves. if you had arms like that, would you have sleeves either? >> we got to see it first. ♪ill ♪ in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare.
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in the after the show show, tony horton will show us how to do some exercises from the couch. do you have any of those? >> yes. >> like getting up from the couch to do your exercises. >> see you tomorrow, everybody. we're wearing the same outfits, saying the same exact thing. triple threat with heavy snow and rain and ice creating miserable travel conditions from texas up to new england. watch this from normally sunny plano, texas. >> holy moly. bill: holy moly indeed. look at that. good morning, everybody, that is plano, texas. welcome to "america's newsroom" and welcome back. martha: nice to be here on this day, if you don't have to go